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Monday, 20 April 2015 07:07

Cards Rip Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright outpitched Mike Leake, and Kolten Wong had a tiebreaking sacrifice in the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Sunday night to finish a three-game sweep.
   Matt Carpenter hit his fifth career leadoff homer and singled for his eighth multi-hit effort this season as the Cardinals won their fifth straight. Jordan Walden worked around a leadoff hit by Brennan Boesch in the ninth to earn his first save and end the game in 2 hours, 2 minutes.
   Wainwright (2-1) gave up one run and seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks, improving to 3-0 against the Reds the last two seasons.
   Leake (0-1) gave up both runs and four hits in eight innings for the Reds, who have totaled four runs during a four-game losing streak. Brandon Phillips had two hits and an RBI and Joey Votto singled in his first two trips.

Monday, 20 April 2015 07:05

Twins Trip Tribe

   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Torii Hunter hit his first home run for Minnesota since 2007, helping Trevor May and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday.
   Hunter, who rejoined the Twins this year after five seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and two with Detroit, hit a three-run homer in the sixth off former Minnesota pitcher Anthony Swarzak for a 7-1 lead.
   Making his second start since coming up from the minors when Ricky Nolasco went on the disabled list, May (1-1) allowed one run and four hits in six innings. With Ervin Santana serving a drug suspension, May is bidding to remain in the rotation when Nolasco returns from elbow inflammation.
   Cleveland scored on Michael Brantley's RBI single in the first and Carlos Santana's ninth-inning home run off J.R. Graham, the 100th home run of Santana's big league career.
   TJ House (0-2) gave up five runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings, leaving him with a 14.14 ERA.

Monday, 20 April 2015 07:04

Pirates Punish Brewers

   PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with the worst start in team history.
   Milwaukee dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 2-10, the poorest record in the majors.
   Cole (2-0) improved to 9-1 in his last 10 decisions at PNC Park while giving up two runs and striking out six.
   Alvarez hit his fourth homer of the season, Josh Harrison had two hits and Chris Stewart added a two-run single in the sixth off Matt Garza (1-2).
   Pittsburgh has won five of seven, including three in a row over Milwaukee, to get back to .500 after losing its first three games of the season. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his second save.

Monday, 20 April 2015 07:08

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 06:40

Twins edge Tribe 3-2


Indians fall to 0-3 in games pitched by AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Luber.

Saturday, 18 April 2015 06:36

Cardinals beat Reds 6-1


Michael Wacha pitches seven strong innings in Cardinals win.

EMA, lawmakers, residents discuss factors associated with deteriorating dam

Supporters incorporated a non-profit to raise campaign funds Tuesday